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General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Dippin Dots - Bye Bye
« on: November 05, 2011, 12:08:15 PM »
Not a fan of Dippin Dots, but kids do love them.  A couple of years ago, we were given a sample of frozen fruit dots.  They were selling peach or strawberry!  YUUUUMMMY!  Are they still there?  I know they were sold prepackaged, but I haven't really looked for them in recent visits.

I wasn't trying to be critical of the fall festival, and I'm not sure any of the foods I mentioned have ever been offered at the park.  Well, except for caramel apples - they had huge ones in a place near Tom and Huck's Hideaway years ago.  I just thought that if they offered many of our fall favorites, they might be big sellers!  And, yes, once you have an apple cider slushie, life will never be the same - THEY ARE THAT GOOD! 

On our last visit to the park, my husband and I started talking about the changes we noticed during the fall festival and what we thought would improve it.  We both noticed that beyond Main Street there were no fall decorations (this was mentioned in another thread, also).  We miss the way it used to be decked out! If I could figure out how to post pics, I have some from two years ago that show the City in it's glory. We were glad to see they were still making sorghum, but you can't smell it as you enter the park like you could in the past. Mostly we thought about food (hey! It was lunch time!) - such as how much better it would have been if we could have found ...caramel apples, pumpkin funnel cakes (still thinking about those! sigh!), chili and cornbread, beef stew, apple cider (both hot and cold), and hot chocolate.  We live near an apple farm that sells apple cider slushies that are to die for!  I think if SDC offered them, we'd be standing in long lines waiting for them!  Maybe I should suggest that to them.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Headin' West
« on: October 24, 2011, 06:02:54 PM »
Have no fear - my phone is always off during a show.  It drives me nuts to see people texting and flashing photos during a show.  During most of my trips to the park, it stays in the car.  I'm there to immerse myself in fun - not take calls! 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Headin' West
« on: October 23, 2011, 08:14:52 PM »
I take notes on my phone and email myself. :)

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: 2011 Trip Reviews
« on: October 23, 2011, 12:15:55 PM »
We were there on the 16th, and the weather could not have been more perfect.  We had planned to spend the entire day, but fly fishing was calling my name so...Yikes!  Don't hurt me - we stayed only a few hours.  Had a fine cinnamon roll at Eve and Delilah's, couldn't find a pumpkin funnel cake anywhere (who mentioned that in another thread?  It's all I can think about!), tomato basil soup wasn't on the menus yet (try it!), had lunch at the Mine Restaurant (pretty tasty and included the chocolate raspberry cake), cinnamon bread was out - 30 min. wait and a line for it -, and a frozen lemonade (ooh!  aah!)  I was hoping we would hit the peak for color, but it sounds like we were early.  Mr. Wildlife Biologist/Wetlands Specialist husband says it isn't going to be a banner year for color (don't ask him to explain unless you have time for at least a pot of coffee or two).  All in all, we had a great, but short - er visit to the park than originally planned.  I did notice that Main Street held most of the fall decorations.  It was pretty, but in the past it has been "over the top beautiful", so I was slightly disappointed.   I compared it to some old pics when I got home, and there's no comparison to what it looked like even a couple of years ago.  P.S.  Fly fishing was great, but I caught "nary a fish".  Any visit to the city is a good one.   

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: How will things change when...
« on: October 11, 2011, 05:26:51 PM »
Let's just pool our money, make an offer on the park, and buy it outright!  Then we can put everything back in place that has been taken out and restore it to its original wonderment! :)

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire in the Hole Ringtone
« on: October 10, 2011, 01:20:37 PM »
I have a 3gs, but after an hour of trial and tribulation I finally have it on my phone.  I'm going to call myself tomorrow just to see the look on my second graders' faces!  When they start misbehaving in class I yell out "Fire In The Hole" and that means "get ready to quiet down or pay the consequences".  They love it!  Thanks for your offer of help - really appreciate it!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Anybody seen this link?
« on: October 09, 2011, 10:42:03 PM »
I've never seen it before, but it sure was interesting!  Thanks for sharing it!  It really makes me think about how fortunate we are to have a place such as SDC.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Fire in the Hole Ringtone
« on: October 09, 2011, 10:33:11 PM »
That's the one!  Thanks for your help!!! Now, can you come over and show me how to put it on my iphone!  :) 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Fire in the Hole Ringtone
« on: October 09, 2011, 10:57:08 AM »
Someone recently (I think) posted a ringtone they made re: Fire in the Hole.  I thought it was really cool, but I've searched high and low and can't seem to find it?  Anyone remember it?  Do us commoners have the right to use it?  (Not that I'll ever figure out how to get it on my phone! But I would try!) 

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Color of Leaves
« on: October 03, 2011, 07:27:28 PM »
Hi MCL!  I'm actually from Rochester!

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: OTC 2011 When are you going?
« on: October 03, 2011, 07:26:15 PM »

5K Run to the Lights Veterans weekend

Thanksgiving Weekend

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Color of Leaves
« on: October 02, 2011, 06:22:56 PM »
From central IL to St. Louis, it's starting to look pretty good; especially, over the weekend.  Central IL is always about a week or so behind Branson, so I imagine by Oct. 15 it should look GREAT down your way.

General Silver Dollar City Talk / Re: Free Passes that came with 2011 SP's
« on: September 29, 2011, 09:24:38 PM »
So true - no BAF's for October, but there are coupons printed in the newsletter for $20 w/pass holder.

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